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Jury Determines Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal “Stairway to Heaven” Opening from Spirit’s “Taurus”

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L-R: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin; Danny Martindale/Getty ImagesA Los Angeles jury has found Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song, “Stairway to Heaven,” from the 1968 Spirit song, “Taurus.” Attorneys representing the estate of late Spirit frontman Randy California had sought to prove that …

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel & More Sign “Billboard” Letter to Congress Urging Gun Control

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BillboardMore than 150 entertainers and executives have signed a special “Open Letter to Congress” urging tighter gun laws. Among those signing the letter, which was released by Billboard today, are a variety of veteran music stars, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, Cher, Sting, Peter Tork, Yoko Ono, members …

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Bun E. Carlos Says the Tracks on His Debut Solo Album Exceeded His Expectations

Entertainment One MusicEstranged Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos‘ debut solo album, a covers collection titled Greetings from Bunezuela!, will be released this Friday, June 24. To make the album, Carlos enlisted various guest singers and musicians to help him record some of his favorite tunes. Among the singers featured on Greetings from Bunezuela! are original Cheap Trick frontman Randy …

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Longtime ZZ Top Manager & Producer Bill Ham, Dead at 79

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Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesBill Ham, who managed ZZ Top from its founding in 1969 until 2006, died Monday in Austin, Texas at the age of 79, according to a statement from his rep. Ham, who began his career in the music business as an artist with a single produced by Pat …

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Mick Jagger Co-Produced HBO Series “Vinyl” Canceled

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Courtesy of HBOThe vinyl album may be making a comeback but Vinyl, the HBO series co-produced by Mick Jagger and director Martin Scorsese, won’t be coming back for a second season. The cable network revealed on Wednesday that it was canceling the show, even though it announced in February that the series had been renewed. “After careful consideration, we have …

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Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit Goes to Jury After Lawyers Give Closing Arguments

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe copyright-infringement lawsuit alleging that Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” was partly ripped off from the 1968 Spirit song “Taurus” went to the jury for deliberation today after lawyers for both sides gave their closing argument. Among the points made by attorney Francis Malofiy, who represents the estate of late Spirit frontman Randy California, were that Led …

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Lock of David Bowie’s Hair Could Bring In More than $4K at Auction

Heritage AuctionsA lock of David Bowie‘s hair from the late singer’s Let’s Dance era is expected to land thousands of dollars at auction this weekend. The blonde hair snippet is up for bid as part of a memorabilia sale being held at Heritage Auctions of Beverly Hills. The current bid is $2,000, but it’s expected to sell for at least …

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